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Nursery, “Pub Theology”,  Cemetery Plots, College Survival Care Packages, Youth Group News, Lenten Schedule



We would like to have a nursery during the church service again.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex if you would like to help us out.  You don’t need to have a child in the nursery in order to help, just enjoy some quality time with the young children.  It is hard for the young to sit through a full church service so we would like the children to go to the nursery class after the children’s sermon until it is time for communion.  If you would like, we will have some stories you can read to the children or possibly a craft to give you something to do with them.  The more people who sign-up for this program the less times you will have to be in there.  Pastor Chris does post his sermon every week on the website, so you can still read it during the following week, this way you wouldn’t miss anything.  Please consider signing up to help.  This is another opportunity to help the congregation.


“Pub Theology” with Pastor Chris

Where:  Flanagans, 2501 Plainfield Ave., So. Plainfield

When:  April 3, 2012 – 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Topic:  How do we live our faith?

This is an informal gathering for fellowship,

refreshments and discussion.  It’s open to the public,

so bring your friends and neighbors.


Cemetery Plots Available


The church has deeds for several cemetery plots at Graceland Memorial Park in Kennelworth.

They are available to any member for just a transfer fee.  See Orvie Hoffman if interested.


College Survival Care Packages

The Social Ministry Committee would like to send out College Survival Care Packages to our college students before final exams this spring and in the fall as school begins.  We need to know who our college students are and where they are going to school.  Parents please fill out the College Survival Care Package form for your student and return it to the church as soon as possible.  The form is included in this newsletter.

Monetary donations are needed to help make this a successful project.  If you would like to contribute please talk to Dale Morin or Kathy Cortese.


College Survival Care Packages

Student’s Name:  _____________________________________________________

Birthdate:  _______________       Age:  _____      College year:  ________________

College Attending:  ___________________________________________________

Address Care Package should be sent to:





Youth Group News

The Youth Group is planning on having a yard sale on Saturday, April 28th at 113 East Elmwood Drive S.P., to help offset the cost of their end of the year trip.  If you have anything that you would like to donate for the yard sale, please bring it to church or call Sarah McCarthy @ 908-561-8754 and we can arrange to pick it up.

The Youth Group is planning an overnight trip to Hershey Park on 6/22 – 6/23/12.  Any teenager interested in joining them, please contact Sarah McCarthy @ 908-561-8754 for more information.


Lenten Schedule

St. Stephen Lutheran Church

3145 Park Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080

  • Wednesday Lenten soup supper (6pm) and Vesper Service (7:15pm) on March 28th
  • Maundy Thursday—April 5th at 7:30
  • Good Friday—April 6th  at Noon and 7:30pm
  • Easter Vigil—April  7th 6:30pm
  • Easter Sunday—April  8th 10:30am